As a food photographer I appreciate the beauty and rich color in our foods. I’m captivated by the varying textures and fascinating details that make up the composition of our plates. Most of all, I’m inspired by the story that comes along with each and every meal and in deepening the connection to what finds its way to our plates.
My work on these cookbooks continues to feed my love affair with food and photography. When collaborating with these talented authors we create a vision together, one that best represents the collection of recipes they have so thoughtfully curated and one that best represents RBP’s style. Together we carefully consider each mouthwatering shot while maintaining a careful balance between my own creativity and the distinctive dishes these authors are known for.
Whole In One: Complete Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan or Skillet by author and James Beard award winner Ellie Krieger is one of my most exciting projects to date. Ellie is a world renowned nutritionist and New York Times bestselling cookbook author, plus she hosts and produces the Public Television cooking series Ellie’s Real Good Food. We shot the book in her New York City test kitchen, carefully poring over each dish–healthy meals that can be made in a single pot, sheet pan or skillet, ensuring a good meal with limited clean up, that can be easily integrated into your dinner routine.
Simple Green Suppers: A Fresh Strategy For One-Dish Vegetarian Meals, was my first experience shooting for a cookbook, and a great one at that. I teamed up with friend and four time cookbook author and farmer Susie Middleton to provide the photography for Simple Green Suppers which was released in 2017 (Roost Books). The book is chock full of helpful tips and recipes for preparing seasonal vegetables and plant-based meals, not to mention it was a blast to work with Susie. As a cook, writer, and vegetable grower Susie is a local authority on perfectly prepared and balanced meals that are both delicious and nutritious.
Chef Deon’s Island Conch Cookery: Martha’s Vineyard and the Caribbean Islands is the culmination of Chef Deon’s passion and dedication to conch, which is prevalent among Vineyard waters but often shipped off-Island. As a food activist I was especially happy to provide my photography services for the book, part of my ongoing commitment to promoting sustainable food practices on Martha’s Vineyard. Shot between Martha’s Vineyard and the Bahamas, I captured Deon catching and cooking the tasty sea snail, producing images for his forty different recipes. Through Chef Deon’s Island Conch Cookery Chef Deon hopes to highlight the rich flavors and versatility of conch for all to enjoy and appreciate.